Pepperidge Farm to Expand Tampa Bay Facility
An additional 31 million loaves of bread will be produced in Tampa Bay by next summer after Pepperidge Farm Inc. expands its Polk County plant. The planned buildout is geared primarily to the high-capacity bread production line at the Lakeland plant, which in the end will total 320,000-square-feet and add 45 jobs to the already 290 employees currently there. A part of the Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB), Pepperidge Farm is the No. 2 producer of fresh bread in the U.S. (Contact: Jim DeGennaro, Central Florida Development Council, 863-534-2512, email@example.com.)
Sarasota Ranks 4th Among Best Cities for Job Growth
Sarasota ranked fourth in the nation on Forbes.com recently released annual list of 200 Best Places for Business and Careers. The ranking showed cities which are projected to have the highest job growth this year, as reported by Forbes.com and based on five-year projections from Economy.com. (Contact: Joan McGill, Economic Development Council of Sarasota County, 941- 309-1200, firstname.lastname@example.org.)
USF Wins $169-Million Diabetes Grant
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $169 million to the
University of South Florida in Tampa to coordinate and analyze results from
a 10-year international study to determine the environmental causes of
juvenile diabetes. Its goal is to prevent, delay or reverse type 1 diabetes
mellitus. The 10-year award, to a USF Health team led by Jeffrey P.
Krischer, PhD, is the largest in USF history. At clinical sites around the
world, the study will screen 360,000 new
|SOURCE Tampa Bay Partnership|
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